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UNLV Basketball:

Still time to get tickets for UNLV’s matchup against top-rated Tar Heels

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UNLV forward Mike Moser reacts after his dunk late in the Rebels game against USC at the Las Vegas Invitational Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at the Orleans Arena. UNLV won 66-55.

Tickets remain available for the final night of the Continental Las Vegas Invitational 2011 tournament, when UNLV will face the No.1 team in the country.

The two-day basketball tournament, at the Orleans Arena, is under way with the 2007 champions, the North Carolina Tar Heels, UNLV, USC, University of South Carolina, Morgan State, Cal Poly, Mississippi Valley and Tennessee State.

The last time UNLV faced a No. 1 team was in 1989 in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. That game was March 23, 1989, against Arizona. UNLV won 68-67. During the regular season, the last time UNLV faced a No. 1 team was Dec. 1, 1985, when it played North Carolina in the Great Alaska Shootout. North Carolina won 65-60.

According to the Orleans box office, there are day passes available for $69.50 and $80, which allow ticket holders to watch all Saturday games. Discounted tickets costing $53.50 on Saturday morning are sold out.

After it beat USC, Morgan State and Cali Poly this week, UNLV will face top-ranked North Carolina at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The game will air on ESPN2 and is believed to be the first time UNLV will play a top-ranked team since the late 1980s.

Since the tournament does not count as a UNLV home game, season pass holders must purchase tickets from the Orleans box office.

To purchase tickets and for more information contact the Orleans box office at 702-284-7777 or 888-234-2334.

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